Friday, Feb. 11 is the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a day focused on science and gender equality. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of women in all fields of science and to inspire and engage girls in their love of the subject.

At U of G, we’re proud of the many women who are making their mark and improving life through scientific pursuits. You can read about some of these change makers on our News site.

What’s on

For U of G women in science

Scientista Reaching the Summit Conference
Feb. 11 and 12

Scientista is an international organization committed to empowering and encouraging women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math and medicine). The Scientista at Guelph 2022 conference emphasizes improving minority representation and closing the gender gap in STEMM. U of G’s Dr. Joanne O’Meara and Dr. Melissa Perreault will present at this year’s event, which also includes a workshop with and a graduate student panel.

WiSE Guelph – Family Feud
Feb. 11 at 6 p.m.

Join WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) Guelph for a Family Feud game night. You could win a $25 Starbucks gift card!

For girls in science

Many U of G events for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science are student-run and focus on developing curiosity and a love of science among girls in elementary and high school. If you’re looking to inspire a girl in your life, check out these events.

Let’s Talk Science Guelph Career Panel
Feb. 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Girls in Grades 6 through 12 are invited to this career panel where they can hear from U of G women in STEM. Hear five U of G students talk about their journey into science, their career aspirations and advice for younger students who are interested in STEM.

Go CODE Girl
Feb. 19 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

This event is designed to educate, inspire and equip girls in Grades 7 through 12 with the digital skills, confidence and resources needed to pursue an education in technology, computing and engineering. This Go CODE Girl event is hosted by undergrad students in Guelph Women in Computer Science.

On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, let’s celebrate those who inspire us and help encourage the next generation!